Saturday, August 10, 2013

Knowing This Could Save Someone's Life

 Five Sudden Symptoms of a Stroke
  1. Sudden Numbness or Weakness in the face arm or leg on one side of the body
  2. Sudden Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding
  3. Sudden Trouble Seeing on one side
  4. Sudden, Severe Dizziness, difficulty walking, or loss of balance or cooridination
  5. Sudden, Severe Headache with no known cause

Three Step Test For A Suspected Stroke 
  1. Ask the person to smile
  2. Ask the person to raise both arms
  3. Ask the person to speak a simple sentence

If you see any of these symptoms or the person has an difficulty performing these tests, regardless of the person's age, dial 911 immediately.

"Clot-busting drugs make it possible in some cases to stop a stroke in progress and even reverse damage. But the crucial element is time. If given within three hours of onset, the drugs improve outcomes by about 30 percent."

By knowing these simple things and acting quickly, you could make a huge difference in someone surviving a stroke.

Be The Difference!


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